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International Rose Test Garden

400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Ranked #3 of 306 attractions in Portland
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:  This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a... more »
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Fes, Morocco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Such a great place to get away from the city of Portland while still being in the city limits. It is lush, colorful and so peaceful.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Wow. I have never seen so many roses in one park. The fact that this is also a free public park is another plus. From here, you can see Mt. Hood, as well as thousands of beautiful roses.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

So beautiful and fragrant. The best part is that it's free and close to the Japanese garden. The flowers were absolutely stunning.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A nice (free!) place to visit where you can literally smell the roses! Our group of eight enjoyed it very much. So many different varieties of roses in almost every color. Roses typically bloom in June/July so early summer is great for a visit. However, I've heard it is beautiful in a different way during Winter as well.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is adjacent to the Japanese Garden so you get double value if you go to both, the rose garden was free but you have to pay to park. We were 3 adults but we saw many families enjoying he thousands of beautiful roses. Nice view as well. Take your camera, you'll get great photos here plus get to view... More

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Redford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place! You could spend hours walking around. Quite a few families and couples had picnics set up. The smell was unreal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I will be visiting this spot again in the future. Being surrounded by all the beautiful colors and sweet smells of the roses was truly wonderful. I only wish I had brought my book to read (next time). My kids took photos of their favorite roses and are excited to plant some when we get home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We did not have long to stay but the roses were breathtaking.Every color you could dream of and the grounds pristine. It is peaceful and beautiful and they have a very nice gift shop. I was disappointed we did not have time to go to the Japanese Garden, but this was a beautiful stop to "stop and smell the roses"... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

No fee to get in but I would recommend going early before it gets crowded if you are a picture taker. We took the MAX train to the park but it is poorly marked that you then must get on a bus that is free (bus #83) to get to the garden. The buses only run every 15-20 minutes and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

One of my new favorite places to visit in Portland and to just hangout and enjoy the scenery!!! The lush dark green forest surrounding the rose test garden is like stepping into a whole new world! I will keep it on my list of things to do while in Portland!

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